Recently, the state of California passed new laws regarding how companies and businesses of all sizes and types treat the information and data they collect from consumers. It is in the interests of business owners to understand what these new laws mean for their company. A disregard of legal changes or lack of understanding over how the law is applied could expose a company to business litigation in the future.
California district attorneys recently won a significant case brought against a few well-known chocolate companies. Chocolate makers Russell Stover and Ghirardelli recently came under fire and faced business litigation due to certain packaging issues that led to consumers receiving much less product than they actually paid for. The two companies are facing fines that amount to $750,000, and they have to adjust some of their packaging techniques as well.